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Below is a list of the most important properties methods and events for TWebEdit. TWebEdit is an edit input control similar to a TEdit in VCL.

Designtime Runtime

HTML template tag

The HTML tag the component can be associated with in an HTML template. Assign the ID attribute with a unique value and set the identical value to the ElementID property. Detailed information can be found in the Use of HTML templates topic.

HTML tag <DIV ID=”UniqueID”></DIV>
ElementID UniqueID

Properties for TWebEdit

Property Description
AutoCompletion Sets the auto completion type that the browser uses to fill the edit controls on a form based on its cache of entries previously made. Note that in order to have autocompletion working, it is required that the TWebEdit control is placed on a TWebHTMLForm
AutoFocus When true and the control is the first control in the tab order, it will display focused
BorderStyle Sets the border style for the control
CharCase Sets the handling of character casing in the edit control:
wecNormal: do not change case
wecLowerCase: force to lower case
wecMixedCase: force to initial uppercase on words
wecUppercase: force to upper case
EditType Sets the allowed type of characters that can be entered. Options are weFloat, weHex, weNumeric, weSignedFloat, weSignedNumeric, weString, weSearch
ElementClassName Optionally sets the CSS classname for the edit control when styling via CSS is used
ElementID Optionally sets the HTML element ID for a HTML INPUT element in the form HTML file the edit control needs to be connected with. When connected, no new edit control is created but the Delphi class is connected with the existing HTML element in the form HTML file
Pattern Sets the pattern of accepted characters for form validation (used when TWebEdit is used on a TWebHTMLForm). Maps on HTML pattern attribute:
Required When True, the content of the TWebEdit being empty will cause a validation popup when used on a TWebHTMLForm. Maps on HTML required attribute:
RequiredText Sets the hint text the browser shows when validation is false upon submit
SelLength Gets or sets the length of selected text in the edit control
SelStart Gets or sets the caret position in the edit control
ShowFocus When true, the border color changes when the control has focus
TabOrder Sets the tab order of the control
TabStop When true, the focus is turned to the control when pressing tab
Text Gets or sets the text of the edit control
TextDirection Sets the text direction
tdDefault: does not use direction attribute
tdInherit: uses TextDirection of parent control
tdRightToLeft:uses rtl direction attribute
tdLeftToRight: uses ltr direction attribute

Methods for TWebEdit

Property Description
Clear Removes text from the edit
ClearSelection Removes the selected text from the edit
CopyToClipboard Copies the text in the edit control to the clipboard
SelectAll Selects all text in the edit control

Events for TWebEdit

Property Description
OnClick Event triggered when the control is clicked
OnChange Event triggered when the value in the edit control is changed via the UI
OnEnter Event triggered when the control gets focus
OnExit Event triggered when focus leaves the control